Impoliteness: Using Language to Cause Offence

January 6, 2011|
Impoliteness: Using Language to Cause Offence by Jonathan Culpeper
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When is language considered ''impolite''? Is impolite language only used for anti-social purposes? Can impolite language be creative? What is the difference between ''impoliteness'' and ''rudeness''? Grounded in naturally-occurring language data and drawing on findings from linguistic pragmatics and social psychology, Jonathan Culpeper provides a fascinating account of how impolite behaviour works. He examines not only its forms and functions but also people''s understandings of it in both public and private contexts. He reveals, for example, the emotional consequences of impoliteness, how it shapes and is shaped by contexts, and how it is sometimes institutionalised. This book offers penetrating insights into a hitherto neglected and poorly understood phenomenon. It will be welcomed by students and researchers in linguistics and social psychology in particular.
Introducing impoliteness; 1. Understanding impoliteness I: face and social norms; 2. Understanding impoliteness II: intentionality and emotions; 3. Impoliteness metadiscourse; 4. Conventionalised formulaic impoliteness and its intensification; 5. Non-conventionalised impoliteness: implicational impoliteness; 6. Impoliteness events: co-...
Title:Impoliteness: Using Language to Cause Offence
Product dimensions:308 pages, 8.98 X 6.02 X 0.59 in
Shipping dimensions:308 pages, 8.98 X 6.02 X 0.59 in
Published:January 6, 2011
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780521689779

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